How much do you know about the typewriter? And how good are you at answering True / False / No Information questions? Try this activity and find out!

  1. Skim read the text
  2. Answer the questions. If a statement corresponds to a matching fact in the text, answer T (True). If it contradicts a fact in the text, answer F (False). If there is not enough information to decide True or False, answer NI (No information).
  3. Click or touch Check Answers.

  • At any time you can click or touch the icon to open the reading passage.
  • Click or touch when checking your answers to see the location of the answer highlighted in the reading passage.
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  • This activity includes 9 questions.

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Philo Remington bought the production rights for Sholes' typewriter in 1873.


In 1897 Underwood's typewriters began to sell more than Remington's.


Women were able to earn an income by creating and typing their own documents.


Today we can find examples of older typewriters in museums.


The Zerograph enabled people to communicate with other people in other parts of the world, just as they do today when writing email.


The QWERTY keyboard was designed to stop the mechanical letters from sticking together when typists typed too quickly.


The Dvorjak keyboard was superior to the QWERTY keyboard and so typing schools began to use the Dvorjak keyboard.


The Book "The Story of the Typewriter" included histories of other writing machines.


The pages of printed books today no longer have text that is aligned straight down the right hand side of the page.

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